- Detached Grade II listed farmhouse
- Seven bedrooms
- Successful bed and breakfast business
- One bedroom cottage annexe
- Two guest suites in attached barn
- Beautifully appointed throughout
- Luxury oak kitchen
- Four acres of pasture with river frontage
- Double garage and detached garden room/office
- Easy access to all main transport links
Property Description: SITUATION
Kilbury Manor is situated close to the town of Buckfastleigh, on the south-eastern edge of Dartmoor, it is a small and interesting market town and originally an important wool centre. The town has a full range of facilities and amenities, including a primary school, churches and easy access to the A38 Expressway. The immediate area has several important visitor attractions including Buckfast Abbey, the South Devon Railway, the Butterfly Farm and Otter Sanctuary, and the Valiant Soldier, formerly a Dartmoor pub and now a museum with a fifties theme. Buckfastleigh Church is at the heart of some of Dartmoor's ghostly legends, one of which was the inspiration for Conan Doyle's The Hound of the Baskervilles.
The area is host to a wide choice of recreational activities with Dartmoor on the doorstep, the coast within easy reach and both Plymouth and Exeter easily accessible. The historic Elizabethan town of Totnes is within about 6 miles and has a mainline railway station offering services to Plymouth, Exeter and on to Bristol, Cardiff and London. DESCRIPTION
Luscombe Maye are delighted to bring to the market the beautiful 17th century Grade II Listed Kilbury Manor a fine example of a Devon longhouse. Situated to the south of Dartmoor National Park and close to the small town of Buckfastleigh. The property is nestled in four acres of gardens and pasture which include River Dart frontage. A plethora of local attractions are easily accessible from the Manor, which makes it the perfect location for guests, if the new owner wishes to continue with the well established bed and breakfast business.
With Dartmoor on the doorstep and easy access to the beautiful South Devon coastline we recommend early viewing to avoid disappointment. ACCOMMODATION
The main farmhouse accommodation comprises a main reception room with double aspect windows and a wood burning stove and a door to the garden, the kitchen is luxuriously appointed with a range of oak wall and floor cabinets and a white quartz finish worktop, with a Siemens integrated double eye level oven and microwave above, a Siemens induction hob with extractor over, there are two integrated under counter fridges and a dishwasher. The kitchen is a cooks dream, stylishly finished and with plenty of natural light from the double aspect windows. From the kitchen a door leads through to the formal double aspect dining room, with a solid oak floor, window seats and another wood burning stove. The room is perfect for intimate family dinners, or entertaining friends and family.
From the front door into the farmhouse you step into the entrance hallway, with space for coats and boots and a practical slate floor, with doors to the ground floor cloakroom, the main reception room and a door into the snug. The snug features a spectacular original former fireplace with an oak crook beam. At the rear of the farmhouse is a stable door which leads through to the utility room, fitted with a range of floor and wall cabinets, with plumbing for a washing machine and tumble dryer and a door which leads out into the walled rear garden.
There are two separate staircases which lead to the first floor accommodation, with four bedrooms and three bathrooms, the master bedroom has ensuite facilities with shower and bath. All the bedrooms have been beautifully decorated and include luxury soft furnishings/window dressings.
The farmhouse can be easily adapted to accommodate guests in three of the double bedrooms, whilst still maintaining separate accommodation for the owners.
Apple Loft Cottage - provides a separate one bedroom, one reception room, kitchen and shower room annexed accommodation, perfect for use as a holiday let or for multi generational living. It is beautifully appointed throughout with the double bedroom on the 1st floor with a vaulted ceiling and exposed roof trusses.
Ancillary accommodation - the stone barn which adjoins the farmhouse currently accommodates two beautiful guest suites both with en suite facilities, they have separate front door entrances and plenty of space outside for car parking. The two suites have been in great demand for visiting guests at Kilbury Manor particularly throughout the pandemic when self contained facilities were required. Equally these two spaces could be utilised as ancillary accommodation, or repurposed to provide a games room, craft/artists room, home gym, cinema room or additional storage.
Garden room/home office - in the garden at Kilbury Manor a purpose built garden room/home office has been built, it is fully insulated with power, light, telephone connection and WiFi. It has a lovely outlook down the garden towards the pond and land below.
Additional buildings - The stone barn also houses a useful store room ideal for tools, log store and gardening equipment.
There is a detached timber/block built double garage which has useful workshop space with power and light.
Outside - Kilbury Manor is surrounded by beautifully landscaped gardens and grounds with mature trees and shrubs throughout. A walled section of the garden has established vegetable beds and a lovely patio area for al fresco dining in the warmer months. With approximately four acres of land split into two paddocks that slope away from the farmhouse, these could be used for equestrian or small holding purposes. The second paddock has a separate gated access from the lane and a large timber shed lends itself to wood storage or for use a stabling/shelter for livestock or horses.
The River Dart frontage extends to approximately 60 metres with great access points into the water for wild swimming. TENURE
Mains water and electricity with private drainage to a septic tank. The farmhouse has oil fired central heating and the annexe, Apple Loft Cottage, has LPG gas heating. VIEWINGS
Viewings strictly by appointment only. Please call Luscombe Maye 01364 646170. DIRECTIONS
From the A38 Devon Expressway travelling north, take the A384 Dartbridge exit signed for Buckfastleigh. At the top of the exit ramp turn right towards Buckfastleigh, at the mini roundabout turn left, go past the South Devon Railway entrance and after 200 metres turn left onto the Old Totnes Road. Follow this road until it bears left Colston Road is on the right at the end of a row of terraced houses. Follow Colston Road, Kilbury manor is located on the left hand side approximately 50 metres after Kilbury Bungalow.
N.B, satellite navigation systems will take you an alternative route which includes a narrow hump back bridge only 6'6' wide.